Historic Properties of Spokane
Dowling & Cattle Warehouse
Erected in 1911 as a plain two-story brick masonry building, the Dowling & Cattle Warehouse is a good representation of the industrial/commercial warehouse building type. The structure was built for plumber Patrick J. Dowling and real estate investor Alfred T. Cattle, business partners who use the building for storage and also leased the space to various renters. After 1936, the building served as a storage, drayage, and distribution headquarters for a number of local businesses. The Dowling & Cattle Warehouse exhibits architectural significance as part of a unique, contiguous facade of mostly two-story commercial vernacular industrial/commercial warehouse buildings that were erected in the first part of the twentieth century in east downtown Spokane.
The Dowling & Cattle Warehouse is a contributing property in the East Downtown Historic District, which was listed on the National Register of Historic Places 8/29/2003.